Flags celebrating the German-Norwegian friendship are flying on Oslo’s most beautiful boulevard Flags hoisted along Karl Johans Gate to mark the successful Dahl-Friedrich exhibition
Oslo. Since this week, two dozen flags along Oslo’s Karl Johans Gate have been marking an extraordinary retrospective in the National Gallery. There, paintings and drawings by Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857) and Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) are being shown together for the very first time in a landmark exhibition that is being supported by Wintershall. 14.000 visitors have already attended the exhibition, which is entitled “Dahl and Friedrich. Romantic Landscapes”.
In atmospheric terms, the two main representatives of romantic Nordic landscape painting excellently complement Oslo’s main avenue. Just like Karl Johans Gate, the works of both artists are distinguished by their uniqueness and Nordic character.
Friedrich from Germany and Dahl from Norway set new standards for romantic painting and have therefore left their mark in art history. The exhibition and flags honour the cultural legacy of both artists.
The friendship between Dahl and Friedrich is synonymous for Wintershall’s work in Norway, which applies just as much to the partnership with Statoil as it does to the daily interaction with the Norwegian, German and international colleagues.
The exhibition can be seen in the National Gallery until 4 January 2015.